Welcome to the 2021 Lincolnshire Bird Report

On behalf of the Lincolnshire Bird Club (LBC) we are pleased to present our annual report on the birds of Lincolnshire. The publication of the Bird Report involves a huge amount of work, with many individuals involved in its publication and thanks are due to the observers and organizations who submit and share records to LBC and our County Recorder Phil Hyde who oversees our records process and the team that processes them into our database.  He also solicits, checks and edits much of the other material in the report. The Lincolnshire Bird Records Committee (LBRC) chaired by Nige Lound vets our records, and Roy Harvey provides support as secretary. Philip Espin collates our records for our annual report to the Rare Breeding Birds Panel and that information is replicated in relevant species accounts in this report. He also prepares the analysis of BBS data in species accounts and the Trends of our red data species of conservation concern on the inside back cover


Andrew Chick, Phil Espin and Phil Hyde

Review of the Year 2021
James Siddle

Systematic List
Collated and edited by Phil Hyde, Phil Espin, John and Nicky Clarkson
Contributing Authors: Graham Catley, Phil Espin and Phil Hyde.

Ringing Report - Dr Carl Soulsbury

Finders Report

Baillon’s Crake Zapornia pusilla, Alkborough Flats 5th-7th June, 2021 - Wayne Gillatt

White-tailed Lapwing, Vanellus leucurus, new to Lincolnshire, 31st December 2021 - Graham Catley

Bonaparte’s Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia, 3rd November 2021, at Gibraltar Point - David Wright


Rough-legged Buzzards Buteo lagopus in Lincolnshire - Graham Catley

Pigeons and Doves in Lincolnshire - Andrew Henderson

Turtle Dove at Heaths Meadows    - Barrie Wilkinson

The Peregrines of Louth in 2021 - Geoff Mullett

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About Us

We are the Lincolnshire Bird Club

Our aims are to encourage and further the interest in the birdlife of the historic County of Lincolnshire; to participate in organised fieldwork activities; to collect and publish information on bird movements, behaviour, distribution and populations; to encourage conservation of the wildlife of the County and to provide sound information on which conservation policies can be based.